Torture Articles


There’s a Reason He’s Hard to Forgive

Dec 29, 2014

Does the New York Times have a Rolling Stone problem? The author of a celebrated op-ed, who confessed to having “tortured” while serving at Abu Ghraib, had previously said he played no role in prisoner abuse at the infamous Iraqi prison.

 Read more

A Tortured Report

Dec 22, 2014

For most of last week, the report on enhanced interrogations produced by Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence dominated headlines. To the extent that there was a debate at all, it was one-sided. News coverage routinely described the findings as the “Senate torture report,” often failing even to note that it was written exclusively by Democratic staff or account for the differences between techniques used as part of the CIA program and abuses committed outside of that program. 

 Read more

Former Dem Senator: 'Partisan Torture Report Fails America'

11:43 AM, Dec 11, 2014

Former Democratic senator Bob Kerrey, writing in USA Today:

 Read more

Obama: I'll 'Make Sure We Never Resort to Those Methods Again'

11:34 AM, Dec 09, 2014

President Obama responds to the Senate report on the CIA:

 Read more

Aviator, POW, Resister, Senator, Hero

2:02 PM, Mar 28, 2014

Admiral Jeremiah Denton is dead at 89.  Americans of a certain age will remember him, if not by name, then as the returning Vietnam POW who stepped off the plane at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines and concluded some remarks with the words, “God bless America.”

 Read more

U.S. to U.N.: 'The United States Does Not Operate Any Secret Detention Facilities'

11:51 AM, Aug 13, 2013

In a report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, the Obama administration unequivocally denies the existence of secret detention facilities operated by any part of the U.S. government.

 Read more

The Long Road to Osama

8:37 AM, May 03, 2012

Jose Rodriguez, a former National Clandestine Service chief at the CIA, recently made the case that the search for Osama bin Laden was long, hard, and full of twists and turns.

 Read more

Two Cheers for Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

10:37 AM, May 04, 2011

Those who actually know what information was gathered from the use of enhanced interrogation techniques by CIA officers are now feeling vindicated. After years of being widely criticized for the program, information that these CIA interrogators learned from their use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorists finally led to the demise of al Qaeda founder and chief Osama bin Laden.

 Read more